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March 6, 2014
06:29 EDTDTV, DISDirecTV discussing internet rights deal with Disney, Reuters says
DirecTV (DTV) is in discussions with Disney (DIS) to license the rights to offer Disney's broadcast and cable channels as part of an Internet-based product, according to Reuters, citing a DirecTV spokesman. Reference Link
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September 17, 2014
13:34 EDTDTVAT&T could need significant debt to pursue America Movil assets, WSJ says
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13:08 EDTDISDisney sees digital ownership up 37% year to date
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September 16, 2014
07:27 EDTDISBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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07:19 EDTDISCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
September 15, 2014
18:36 EDTDTVEntropic, ViXS Systems settle all litigation, execute cross-license pact
Entropic (ENTR) and ViXS Systems announced they have settled all outstanding litigation between the companies and have agreed to a cross-license to the patents at issue in the litigation. Entropic, ViXS and certain of their subsidiaries have been engaged in several patent lawsuits in the federal courts as well as proceedings before the International Trade Commission. Under the settlement agreement, all outstanding claims and counterclaims in those actions will be dismissed against all defendants, including DIRECTV (DTV), Wistron NeWeb Corporation and CyberTAN. The settlement also includes a cross-license between Entropic and ViXS of the issued patents that were the subject of the litigation. No fees or royalties are payable by either party with respect to its business as currently conducted or planned. Other terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The companies each expressed satisfaction with the litigation settlement.
07:29 EDTDISSony's 'No Good Deed' tops weekend box office, WSJ reports
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September 12, 2014
14:50 EDTDISDisney confirms plans for 'Frozen' attraction at Disney World
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09:31 EDTDTVDirecTV aiming for AT&T deal to close late 1Q15, early 2Q15
In regards to DirectTV's (DTV) merger with AT&T (T), the company says its next big milestone is the completion of the formal shareholder vote. Says confident in having "overwhelming support" from shareholders. Says in terms of the merger's regulatory process, its going how the company expected. Says optimistic about closing the deal during 1H15. Ideally, says would like to see the deal close in late Q1 or early Q2, specifically "early April." Says highly confident in completing "Sunday Ticket" deal with the NFL before the end of the year. Says digital economy becoming increasingly important to consumers. Says merger with AT&T "unlocks" opportunities in Latin America. Says content costs could run "too high" for some customers. Says company needs to find a $25-$50 TV package for low spenders. Says looking for niche entertainment content. Aims to have capabilities for streaming next year. Comments made during the company's presentation at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference.
06:29 EDTDTVUnivision supplys content for DirecTV service by FY14 end, Reuters says
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September 11, 2014
13:06 EDTDTVDeal probe expanded to AT&T, DirecTV agreement, Reuters says
The state attorneys general who are collaborating with the U.S. Justice Department to figure out if Comcast's (CMCSA) purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC) is permissible have broadened their probe to also incorporate AT&T's (T) potential acquisition of DirecTV (DTV), according to Reuters, citing sources close to the merger investigation. Reference Link
September 10, 2014
13:48 EDTDISDisney CFO says digital ads growing 'much faster' than tv advertising
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13:11 EDTDISDisney CFO says Maker integration going well
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10:00 EDTDTVOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:31 EDTDTVGoldman to hold a conference
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06:04 EDTDTVDirecTV initiated with a Hold at Canaccord
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September 9, 2014
14:54 EDTDISApple announces Apple Pay
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13:58 EDTDISStarbucks, Groupon, OpenTable apps among those to integrate Apple Pay
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September 5, 2014
09:18 EDTDISDISH debuts ESPN Fantasy Football app
As the NFL kicks off its 2014 season, DISH (DISH) is adding an ESPN Fantasy Football app that delivers fantasy stats directly to customers’ TV screens. ESPN is owned by Disney (DIS).
06:01 EDTDISESPN head doesn't see people using Google for big sports events, Re/code reports
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05:19 EDTDTVDirecTV calls on Raycom Media to free NFL, college football games
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